A couple of posts ago I described several bizarre and ridiculous 80s video clips in all their hairsprayed and neon spandexed glory. I thought I might get some responses from readers praising my witty observations of David Bowie's microphone technique, or my needle-sharp satirical take on Pat Benetar's anthem for women, "Love is a Battlefield".
But no. The overwhelming response from readers was simply:
"You've NEVER seen The Breakfast Club?!?!?!"
Suddenly I became a social pariah, a leper if you will, and my scaberous Achilles heel was revealed - there is, in fact, a whole bunch of so-called "classic" 80s movies that I've NEVER BOTHERED TO WATCH.
Blasphemy and treason, apparently.
So, I'm running a poll for the next few days - you can find it in the right-hand column. I've included six daggy 80s teen cult movies, including The Breakfast Club, that I've never watched. Your mission is to pick which one you think I should see first. I shall then sit down on my day off next week, watch said film, then post my review.
If I don't die from boredom, or a broken abdomen from gut-laughing at the implausible plots and caveman-esque special effects, I shall repeat the experiment with the other films. Maybe add in a few classic 80s sci-fic "classics" - Bladerunner, Aliens - that I've also never gotten around to hiring out.